LEST DARKNESS FALL. Sprague De Camp, yon.


New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1941]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first science fiction book. An early classic of modern SF in which the protagonist is thrown back in time to the end of the Roman Empire and makes an unsuccessful attempt to use his modern scientific knowledge to prevent the Dark Ages. "Neat anthropological interpretation of history." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 135. "...by all odds de Camp's finest book." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-58. A fine copy, some darkening to end papers in a very good minus dust jacket, rubbing to folds and edges, chipping with loss to spine ends and corners. Scarce in jacket. (10785). Item #10785

Price: $750.00

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